Wirral is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, in North West England. Major settlements in the Wirral include Birkenhead, Wallasey, Bebington, Heswall, Hoylake and West Kirby.
If you’re planning on moving into, out of or within the Wirral area, it’s important that you remember to complete your Wirral Council Tax change of address. Informing Wirral Council Tax of your house move will prevent you from paying more than you should after moving into your new home.
Circumstances where you’ll need to change your address with Wirral Council Tax, include:
Anyone moving out of the Wirral borough will need to change their Wirral Council Tax address so that they don’t continue to pay tax for their old house. Failing to inform Wirral Council Tax of your change of address could result in overlapping payments at your new property, which means that you’ll be paying for a house you no longer live in or own.
Likewise, anyone planning on moving into the Wirral area from somewhere else will need to complete their Wirral Council Tax change of address and register with them online. You’ll need to create a Wirral Council Tax account in order to set up your new payments and pay them to the correct local authority.
Finally, anyone simply moving from one Wirral property to another will need to change their Wirral Council Tax address in case their new property sits in a different council tax band than their previous home. If this is the case, Wirral Council Tax will need to know this so that they can make the necessary changes to your council tax rates.
That might sound a tad confusing, but don’t worry – we’ve put together this useful guide, explaining exactly how to change your address with Wirral Council Tax online in just a few clicks. Outlining step-by-step how to use SlothMove’s streamlined change of address service to inform Wirral Council Tax that you’re moving home, as well as all your other services and accounts.
Whether you need to update your address with your utility providers, including energy, water and broadband, or with your loyalty cards, such as Holland & Barrett, M&S, My Morrisons, Tesco Clubcard, Ikea or Nandos – our moving home service will let you inform them all in one go!
So, let’s not waste anymore time! Here’s how to quickly complete your Wirral Council Tax change of address in record time!
If anyone understands the stress of moving home, it’s us! Here at SlothMove, we aim to take some of the pressure off the buying a house process with our efficient online change of address service. In this helpful guide, we’ll discuss how to change your Wirral Council Tax address, along with all your other accounts too.
So, how do you get started with your Wirral Council Tax change of address?
By far the easiest and quickest way of changing your address with Wirral Council Tax when moving home is using SlothMove’s award-winning address change service.
This way, not only can you update your Wirral Council Tax address, but, in a matter of minutes, you can have all your accounts and providers notified of your new address, including NHS Pension, Age UK, Boots, Co-op Bank, Admiral and so many more.
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To change your Wirral Council Tax address, simply:
Now, there’s nothing left to do other than relax, knowing that your Wirral Council Tax change of address is in good hands!
Alternatively, if you don’t want to change your address with all your accounts, you can inform Wirral Council Tax of your house move by getting in touch with them directly. If you are registered with Wirral Council Tax, you can login online, fill out their ‘moving house’ form and submit it. The local authority will then register your Wirral Council Tax change of address on their systems.
Every property in Wirral is designated one of eight bands. These bands were determined by each property’s market value at 1st April 1991. Therefore, your council tax rates are not based on the current market value of your home.
Given that these council tax bands were established way back in 1991, and were fairly rushed, it is possible that your property has been allocated to the wrong band for its value today. In fact, it is thought that up to 400,000 homes in England and Scotland are in the wrong council tax band.
If you’re concerned that you might be paying too much council tax because your current property is in the incorrect tax band, you can challenge it. If you do, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) will assess your property and notify you of their decision within 2 months time.
Here are the Wirral Council Tax rates for each property valuation band in 2021/22:
|Council Tax Band||Property Value Range||Council Tax Rates|
Up to £40,000
£40,001 - £52,000
£52,001 - £68,000
£68,001 - £88,000
£88,001 - £120,000
£120,001 - £160,000
£160,001 - £320,000
More than £320,000
So, why do you need to complete your Wirral Council Tax change of address?
When it comes to moving home, people find it easy to remember the obvious tasks, like arranging a removals company, packing up their belongings, purchasing the essentials and getting a mortgage. However, more often than not, house-movers forget to change council tax address.
Yet, forgetting to complete your council tax change of address can have serious implications once you move into your new house. For those moving into, out of or within the Wirral area, there are a number of reasons why changing your address with your Wirral Council Tax is important:
There is no set time to complete your Wirral Council Tax change of address. However, to be on the safe side, you should aim to inform Wirral Council Tax that you’re moving home within one month of your moving date.
Changing your address with Wirral Council Tax so early on in the house moving process will guarantee that they have time to update your details and set up your new council tax payments, as well as rectifying anything that might go wrong.
Completing your Wirral Council Tax address change will also help you feel more organised as your progress through the process of moving home. Given the seemingly endless list of things to do when moving home, notifying everyone of your change of address sooner rather than later will leave you time to focus on the more demanding tasks, like dealing with the estate agent, getting all your surveys booked in, and organising your finances.
One of the main reasons you need to complete your Wirral Council Tax change of address when moving house is to transfer your council tax payments to your new home.
First, you will need to wait for a final bill to come through from your existing local council. Then, once you’ve moved into your new property, you should receive an annual bill for your new home.
The process of transferring your Wirral Council Tax is slightly easier if you already live in the Wirral area. Moving within Wirral means that you will continue to make your council tax payments to the same local authority. As a result, you won’t need to change your direct debit payments. Lucky you!
However, if you’re moving out of the Wirral borough, the process is a little more complicated – you will need to register a new account with Wirral Council Tax and inform them of your change of address.
If you’re planning on moving out of the Wirral area soon, you will need to cancel your Wirral Council Tax before you move to your new house. This is important to ensure you don’t end up paying council tax for a property that you no longer live in.
To inform Wirral Council Tax of your change of address and cancel your payments, you will need to fill in the ‘change of address’ form on their website. You’ll need to provide some additional details, including your forwarding address so they can still contact you.
Then, around one month after you’ve moved house, you’ll be sent a final bill. At this point, if you’re in credit from your previous local authority, you can apply for a council tax refund.
You’ll start paying council tax to your new local authority as soon as you move into your new home.
Once again, if you’re moving within the Wirral area, the process of starting your Wirral Council Tax payments is slightly simpler. This is because your existing direct debit will continue in your new home, allowing you to pay at the same time as you did at your old property.
If you don’t receive your ‘new occupier’ letter from Wirral Council as soon as you move in, don’t sit around and wait for it, hoping you might be able to skip some payments. If you don’t start paying your council tax as soon as you move house, Wirral Council will simply backdate your payments.
So, now you know how to complete your Wirral Council Tax change of address, you should be able to easily transfer, cancel and set up your payments. To inform Wirrla Council Tax of your house move, you can contact them directly or use SlothMove’s super-simple change of address service.
Once you’ve changed your Wirral Council Tax adress, that’s one more task you can tick off your list of things to do before you move house.
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